POA Circulars

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 24th June 2020, for your information.


Thank you for your responses to the above Circular.

As members are aware, the pension arrangements for Prison Officer Grades and Custody Officers who were/are in the PCSPS were fundamentally changed in April 2015 by Government, despite opposition from the POA and other unions.


Please bring the contents of this Circular to the attention of all members.


Please find the enclosed letter that has gone to all Governors in England/Wales regarding the above. Please note this agreement is only in relation to recognised Trade Unions, which of course the POA enjoy solely for the grades identified in the letter.


Please find attached NEC minutes for the 10th June 2020, for your information.


Attached is the POA Annual Legal Report from Thompsons. The fact that we have recovered damages for workplace incidents will, I hope, assist our Health and Safety Representatives at the workplace and prevent similar accidents in the future.


Please find enclosed Joint Statement between POA/HMPPS.


POA Learning are delighted to announce a “Festival of Wellbeing” to be held over three days from Tuesday 14th July to Thursday 16th July 2020.


At the NEC meeting of 10th June 2020 POA affiliation to the European Public Service Union (EPSU) and Public Services International (PSI) was discussed. 

Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.